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Election 2020: Immigration (Grade 6)

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Election 2020: Immigration

Instructions: The issue of immigration looms large in the 2020 Presidential Election. In this worksheet, you will learn some of the important vocabulary of immigration, think about the significant questions surrounding the issue, and discover where the two major-party candidates stand on the issue.

1. 
People who have entered the U.S. with permission from the U.S. government and who remain here to work, study, and perhaps permanently settle are called
  1. undocumented aliens.
  2. legal aliens.
  3. illegal immigrants.
  4. lawful persons.
2. 
People who have entered the U.S. without permission from the U.S. government and who remain here (sometimes called “illegal immigrants”) are called
  1. undocumented aliens.
  2. legal aliens.
  3. legal immigrants.
  4. unlawful persons.
3. 
The term "                            " refers to people born in another country who have been granted U.S. citizenship after meeting the requirements established by Congress.
4. 
Issued to immigrants by the U.S. government, a "                " card allows immigrants to live and work permanently in the United States.
5. 
Some immigrants are classified as                 if they can show they were persecuted or fear persecution in their own country due to their ethnicity, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
  1. undocumented
  2. refugees
  3. special
  4. aliens
6. 
What does DACA stand for?



7. 
What does DACA do?



8. 
Which president created DACA?



9. 
How many people legally come to the U.S. each year with the intent to make this their new home?
  1. just under 100,000
  2. about half a million
  3. just over one million
  4. about 50 million
10. 
What percentage of the U.S. population is made up of first-generation immigrants?
  1. 15%
  2. 20%
  3. 25%
  4. 30%
11. 
Indicate which of these proposals about immigration are supported by candidate Trump.
YES NO
complete a wall along the southern U.S. border
give citizenship to DACA immigrants
close legal loopholes that enable illegal immigration
supports a merit-based system for immigration
would eliminate DACA
end the separation of children from their immigrant parents at the border
12. 
Indicate which of these proposals about immigration are supported by candidate Biden.
YES NO
send humanitarian resources to the border
give citizenship to DACA immigrants
end diversion of tax dollars from Defense dept. to build a wall
supports a merit-based system for immigration
would eliminate DACA
end the separation of children from their immigrant parents at the border
13. 
With which candidate do you mostly agree on the issue of immigration? Why?



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